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Faculty Fellow

Sabina Shaikh

Director, Program on Global Environment University of Chicago


Sabina Shaikh is Director of the Program on Global Environment and a Senior Associate Instructional Professor in Environmental and Urban Studies in the College and the Committee on Geographical Sciences in the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. She is the faculty director of Chicago Studies and co-leads the Environmental Frontiers Initiative at the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation. Her research focuses on the relationship of humans to environmental change, related to health, livelihoods and migration. Her collaborative research on water sustainability in the Mekong Basin of Cambodia has been funded by the National Science Foundation and recently by through the Center for International Social Science Research, Social Science Research Center and the Neubauer Collegium at the University of Chicago.

To learn more about Sabina Shaikh's research and publications, please see her profile page at the Program on the Global Environment.


A cyclist stands in the street at Central Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Becoming Urban: Understanding the Urban Transformation of Migrants to Phnom Penh

2020 – 2024